Until my return from Germany on the 13th the weather here in Seychelles had been nothing less but awful and I got my fair share of that along the following days: southeast blowing strong to howling and heavy rains on and off throughout. Strangely though Tuesday the 19th it was suddenly sunny and calm at maybe 6 knots of wind as if we were in the eye of a cyclone. Casper from the Netherlands had been praying for a chance to go after our GTs so that afternoon we went short notice with Sandro on Frenzy. Turned out a close to perfect trip as not just the weather was kind but also the activity very good. Only 20mins into the fishing all pressure was already gone and Casper overjoying as that GT he wanted so much came to him.
After the release it took only moments until a pack of a bit more juvenile Geets followed Kedrick`s lure with one hooking up and Casper casting just there was also on. Nice double.
The activity prevailed along the following hours with I think it was three more GTs missed, another small one and a Shark released, two Jobfish bagged for dinner and a sweet baby GT caught on my very first cast of the day. Could have been bigger but I won`t complain.
Last chance at the harbour spot and as it delivered another double for Casper and Sandro the lively afternoon found an ideal ending.
Seven GTs in total is pretty brilliant and despite some of those could or rather should have been a bit bigger most pleasant Casper was over the moon and I`d be rather surprised if we don`t see him back here sooner or later. Sandro had been hoping the hole in the bad weather would last at least another day and thus nest morning headed out for a half day trolling. Conditions had turned rather unpleasant again though just a little into the trip but they were compensated by again a high level of activity. Sandro mourned the loss of several lures to Sharks and Wahoos a bit but with a handful of those and some bycatch caught it was good fishing. Just for the tough ones though as you can see.
After this short spell of joy the weather again permitted for very little and the couple more trips done by any boat usually ended early. Like for Brandon with his two Chinese guests who after a couple of Bonitos and Dorados reviewed their breakfast and demanded for a dry and stable place as far away from the ocean as possible. The still often enough tormenting rains spoiled also any thoughts of fly fishing as the sediments washed in by the small rivers and creeks made the water rather murky about anywhere. Casper with spinning gear still tried but to no success and John also from the Netherlands who had an even harder time indeed trying with the fly gear managed this Yellowspotted Trevally amongst the usual smaller fish. Quite an achievement these days.
Only since Thursday the weather is a bit drier and less windy for brief spells of a few hours. Nothing to make use of though as these come unpredictable and the swell out there of course remains. Hope that despite El Nino bringing us all that rain October will see the Southeast settle as usually allowing for a proper dose of fishing again.
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